Definition of crottin in US English:



  • A small, round cheese made from goat's milk.

    • ‘Crottin in French means 'dung' because of the cheese's resemblance to horse dung when mature.’
    • ‘The food packs are for two or more and we ordered a mixed herb leaf salad with crumbled crottin goat's cheese and red pepper aioli dressing to start.’
    • ‘In the more intense, soapy line there's the Irish Minigabher and, later this year, there may even be organic Scottish crottins from Wester Lawrenceton Farm near Forres.’
    • ‘The French are the past masters with towering "chevre" classics like the Sainte Maure log, little disc-shaped crottins and the pyramid-like Valencay.’
    • ‘It's why that slapper from Orléans heard voices: dodgy crottin before bedtime.’
    • ‘Hit-the-spot snacks include things like chargrilled Highland beefburger, slow roast tomato with crottins, and a rather upmarket BLT.’
    • ‘I chose marinated grilled crottin cheese with crisp leaves and a honey and pink peppercorn dressing.’
    • ‘For a firmer, stronger tasting cheese, there's no improving on the French ' crottin sur toast ' - if you can't get crottins use slices from a bloomy log.’


French, literally ‘piece of horse dung’.